Advanced microwave technologies (AMT) is a company based on the technology of our founder Yuriy Zadyraka. In 2002 he developed a method of heating liquids volumetrically using his now patented resonator chamber design. The company was founded in 2009 with a primary market in the juice pasteurisation sector. Now as we continue to grow our team are working to apply the exact same technology in new applications in the food and drinks & industrial biotechnology sectors. Over the years we have refined our designs and built strong relationships with external manufacturing suppliers who have helped us to scale our business sustainably. As we continue to enjoy success in the juice market we also look forward to applying our technology to a variety of new process industries.
Fiona has extensive experience in leading fast-growing technology firms. Fiona began her career at Bain & Company in London before joining Optos where she was part of the management team which delivered the successful IPO. Since then Fiona has done a mix of Chief Executive roles, with a focus on strong revenue growth, and strategy advisory work. Much of the advisory work has been for private equity firms, conducting commercial due diligence and supporting turnarounds in the portfolio companies. Fiona’s focus at AMT is to commercialise this exciting technology and grow the business.
(Founder & technical director)
Yuriy trained and specialised in microwave and plasma physics in Kiev. He then moved and worked at the General Physics Institute (IOFAN) in Moscow for many years where he became one of their leading experts in applied microwave and plasma physics. Following his move to Scotland in 1995, he led numerous projects involving the use of microwaves and plasma in liquid waste streams for Scottish Water, Thames Water and Heineken.
Maria holds an MSc in Sustainable Engineering and studied Chemical Engineering. She is currently leading AMT’s applications in the pharma industry helping to efficiently sterilise and heat treat various fermentation feedstocks.
Sam is currently working on heading up our line of biotech and AD projects working to develop viable industrial processes using our technology. He is a member of various industrial & academic networks including IBioIC, Biovale and the HVCFP network (High value chemicals from plants). He is also leading an international innovate UK project looking at treating municipal waste with microwaves to create a non-food sugar end product.
Danny is currently working with academic and commercial partners on applying AMT technology to processes in the industrial biotechnology and food & drink sectors. In particular he is working with a local company to process natural sugar beet residues for use in chocolate and muffins.
David works to manage the construction of our systems. He has over 20 years electrical engineering experience. David works closely with our Yuriy on both hardware and PLC software designs for our systems.
Join our team
We are not currently advertising any positions but are always looking for new talent. So if you think you could make a great addition to our team, please send in your CV to the email below: